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''Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging'' is a 2018 book by the journalist Afua Hirsch Afua Hirsch (born 1981) is a Norwegian-born British writer, broadcaster and former barrister A barrister is a type of lawyer in common law jurisdiction (area), jurisdictions. Barristers mostly specialise in courtroom advocacy and litigation. Th .... The book is part-memoir and discusses black history, culture and politics in the context of Britain, Senegal and Ghana. It received mixed critical reception. Synopsis Hirsch grew up in Wimbledon, London Wimbledon is a district and town of southwest London, England, southwest of the centre of London at Charing Cross; it is the main commercial centre of the London Borough of Merton. Wimbledon had a population of 68,187 in 2011 which includes t ... with a white English father and Ghanaian mother who had emigrated to Britain. She describes them as working hard to provide her with a middle-class upbringing. She was privately educated. Her ...
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Afua Hirsch
Afua Hirsch (born 1981) is a Norwegian-born British writer, broadcaster and former barrister. She has worked as a journalist for ''The Guardian'' newspaper, and was the Social Affairs and Education Editor for Sky News from 2014 until 2017. Early life Afua Hirsch was born in Stavanger, Norway, to a British father and an Akan people, Akan mother from Ghana, and was raised in Wimbledon, London, Wimbledon, southwest London. Her paternal grandfather, Hans (later John), who was Jewish, had fled Berlin in 1938. Her great-uncle is the metallurgist, Peter Hirsch, Sir Peter Hirsch. Her maternal grandfather, who graduated from the University of Cambridge, was involved in establishing the post-independence education system in Ghana but later became a political exile. Hirsch was educated at the private Wimbledon High School, and then studied philosophy, politics, and economics at St Peter's College, Oxford (1999–2002). After her graduation with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she took the Commo ...
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